On May 16, 2013, The Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security (Aspen IFS) hosted a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill entitled “Improving Retirement Security: Expanding Coverage to All Americans.”
On May 1, 2013 the American College of Financial Services hosted a Forum on Retirement Security for Americans.
On April 16, 2013, the Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security (Aspen IFS) launched The Better Banking Project, a new effort to identify and promote best practices in the financial services industry.
The launch event featured a policy discussion entitled “Is Trust a Lost Cause?: Banks, Consumers and a Post-Crisis World.” Susan Ochs, Senior Fellow at Aspen IFS and founder of the Better Banking Project moderated the panel. The discussion featured Eliot Spitzer, former governor and attorney general of New York; Raj Date, former deputy director, US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; and Robert Wolf, CEO, 32 Advisors and former CEO, UBS Americas.
On April 8, 2013 the Aspen Institute’s Initiative on Financial Security (Aspen IFS) submitted a testimony to the House of Representative’s Ways and Means committee’s working group on Pensions and Retirement.
On March 12, 2013 the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) hosted a discussion in Washington D.C. entitled “Beyond the Sequester: What Do Americans Want for Social Security?”
On February 26, 2013 the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) hosted a discussion in Washington D.C. entitled “Can America Save Itself?”
On December 7, 2012 the Center on American Progress (CAP) hosted a discussion in Washington D.C. entitled “Building Wealth at Tax Time for Low-Income Families.”
From November 28-29, 2012 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) hosted a two day conference at its Washington D.C. headquarters entitled “Empowering Low-Income and Economically Vulnerable Consumers: Making a Case through Access, Data, and Scale.”
On October 16, 2012 the Mississippi Economic Policy Center hosted their 2012 Policy Conference: Promoting Policies for Progress in Jackson, Mississippi. The conference focused on elevating the importance of health care and financial inclusion within the poverty stricken state.
On October 12, 2012 the Aspen Institute’s Initiative on Financial Security (Aspen IFS) hosted a lunchtime dialogue entitled “Reinvigorating the American Dream: Restoring Economic Opportunity in America.” This event was part of the Aspen Institute’s Series on “Building the Economy We Want: Aspen Asks What Will it Take?”